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From: Steve French <>
To: Tom Talpey <>
Cc: Namjae Jeon <>, CIFS <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ksmbd: add default data stream name in FILE_STREAM_INFORMATION
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:17:08 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:19 PM Tom Talpey <> wrote:
> On 9/20/2021 12:34 PM, Namjae Jeon wrote:
> > 2021-09-21 1:08 GMT+09:00, Tom Talpey <>:
> <snip>
> >>
> >> My concern here is, what's so special about directories? A special file
> >> or fifo, a symlink or reparse/junction, etc. Is it appropriate to cons
> >> up a ::$DATA for these? What should the size values be, if so?
> > Special files in linux(ksmbd share) is showing as regular file on
> > windows client.
> This brings up an interesting second question. Is that a good thing?
> It seems risky, and perhaps wrong, that one can open such a special file
> and read or write it over SMB3. I can see allowing read attributes, etc,
> but certainly not full access. To me, at a minimum the read or write
> should be failed by ksmbd, if not the CREATE itself. ksmbd should not be
> representing these as ordinary files.

Symlinks, FIFO, and char and block devices have special reparse points
defined by Windows for these, but they would not typically be read, in
some sense they act more like an empty directory.   The exception
seems to be hard links.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-21 19:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-18 12:02 Namjae Jeon
2021-09-18 12:39 ` Tom Talpey
2021-09-18 21:36   ` Namjae Jeon
2021-09-20  4:47   ` Steve French
2021-09-20  4:53     ` Steve French
2021-09-20 16:08     ` Tom Talpey
2021-09-20 16:34       ` Namjae Jeon
2021-09-21 18:19         ` Tom Talpey
2021-09-21 19:17           ` Steve French [this message]
2021-09-20 16:36       ` Steve French

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